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104079670530D156872583AF005CFAFF Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB19-139

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE
Date Feb 28, 2019      
Location LSB B



SB19-139 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

09:55:37 AM  

Senator Coram, bill sponsor, introduced Senate Bill 19-139.  The bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to expand the locations at which it administers identification documents to people who are temporarily present or who are not lawfully present in Colorado.  Senator Moreno, bill sponsor, made further comments on the bill.  The bill sponsors distributed a handout (Attachment A) and amendment L.002 (Attachment B), and responded to comments from the committee regarding the bill's interaction with voting eligibility, the bill's fiscal impact, and implications for employment authorization.

10:07:14 AM  

Brent Spahn, DMV, responded to questions from the committee regarding how the program is funded and how revenue will be distributed.

10:14:34 AM  

Yanira Lopez, Grupo Santos, testified remotely in support of the bill.  Ms. Lopez responded to questions from the committee regarding the impact the bill would have on her community.

10:23:59 AM  

Itzel Olivas, Grupo Azteca, testified remotely in support of the bill.

10:27:47 AM  

Carmen Stevens, San Luis Valley Immigrant Resource Center, testified remotely in support of the bill.  Ms. Stevens responded to a question from the committee regarding the current process of obtaining a driver's license and insurance.

10:32:11 AM  

Matt Karkut, Compañeros, testified remotely in support of the bill.

10:39:21 AM  

Kassandra Castro, Colorado People's Alliance, testified in support of the bill.

10:44:43 AM  

Brock Herzberg, Colorado Dairy Farmers, testified in support of the bill.  Mr. Herzberg responded to a question from the committee regarding licensure pathways for workers based on visa status.

10:48:48 AM  

Senator Coram made comments on issues addressed by the bill.

10:50:15 AM  

Senator Moreno described amendment L.002.  The amendment phases in the number of offices at which documents are offered.



10:51:41 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002 (Attachment B)
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Lundeen
Moreno
Tate
Todd
Woodward
Gonzales
Court
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
10:51:42 AM  

Senator Woodward introduced amendment L.003 (Attachment C).  The amendment replaces the safety clause with a petition clause.  Mr. Spahn returned to discuss the Department of Revenue's justification for the safety clause in the bill.  Senator Coram commented on the amendment.  Senator Moreno responded to a question from the committee regarding timing.



10:56:18 AM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003 (Attachment C)
Moved Woodward
Seconded
Lundeen Yes
Moreno No
Tate Yes
Todd No
Woodward Yes
Gonzales No
Court No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
10:56:31 AM  

The bill sponsors made closing comments on the bill.  Committee members made comments on the bill and the issues it addresses.



11:06:19 AM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 19-139, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Moreno
Seconded
Lundeen No
Moreno Yes
Tate Yes
Todd Yes
Woodward No
Gonzales Yes
Court Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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